We asked folks we admire to share one piece of conventional advice that they disagree with.

Molly Coath | Molly Coath – Interior Designer – MoCo Interior Design Ltd

Within the industry of Interior Design it is often a pre-requisite when applying for jobs or starting your own business that you need a Degree, from my experience I do not think this is the case. Interior Design is all about being creative, expressive and being able to read a client, so I personally believe that those skills come naturally to some people and cannot be taught. Sure a degree would be useful for the physical qualification, may make it easier to become employed in the industry and could help with things such as CAD design and networking, however I am self taught in CAD… Read more>>

Godson Michel | Digital Marketing Expert & Agency Owner

That you need a college degree, mentors, or even a loan to start a business. I’ve launched two successful brands without either just by bootstrapping, and a lot of YouTube university. Sure, those three things can make the process easier, but if you’re a kid coming up without access to those privileges, it helps to know that there are people out there doing and building amazing things through sheer perseverance and creativity. Read more>>

Jackson Matayo | Drummer, Producer, A&R, Entrepreneur

Something I hear a lot from fellow entrepreneurs is that you should find something that you’re good at, and laser focus on doing that thing and nothing but that thing. While I feel like there is merit to that way of thinking, there’s always a part of me that has resisted it a bit. Sure, do what you’re good at. But how will you ever learn what else you are good at if you’re literally focused on just one thing? What happens if you don’t look around and see what else is out there, if you don’t take the leap and try new things? Read more>>